Lecture titled "Cultures in Conflict: Focus on Islam"

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Rev. David Burrell, C.S.C., Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C., Professor of Arts and Letters at the University of Notre Dame, will present a lecture titled “Cultures in Conflict: Focus on Islam” at 7 p.m. Oct. 13 (Sunday) at Our Lady of Grace Church in Edina, Minn.p. A theologian and philosopher, Father Burrell will explore the prospects for collaboration among groups of different faith traditions, examining past cooperative efforts between Islamic leaders and the Vatican in Cairo, and analyzing the possibilities and implications of similar interfaith projects. The event is free and open to the public.p. After graduating from Notre Dame in 1954, Father Burrell studied at the Gregorian University in Rome and completed his doctoral work at Yale University. He is the author of six books on philosophy and theology and serves as the president-elect of the American Catholic Philosophical Association. Father Burrell has translated Islamic classes from Arabic to English, lived in Cairo, Jerusalem and Bangladesh, and directs the Notre Dame International Studies Program in Jerusalem.p. Sponsored by the Notre Dame Club of Minnesota, Father Burrell’s lecture is a presentation of the Notre Dame Alumni Association’s Hesburgh Lecture Series. Offered each year through Notre Dame’s network of more than 200 alumni clubs, the Hesburgh Lectures are delivered by Notre Dame faculty members nominated by their colleagues and the deans of the University’s colleges and law schools. The series is named for Rev. Theodore Hesburgh, C.S.C., president emeritus of Notre Dame.

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